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Episode 50: Completely Hitting a Milestone!


Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 50: Completely Hitting a Milestone

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1) A complete re-introduction of the guys

Will’s First Comic!

Troy’s First Comic!

Will Mitchell was born and raised near a small town in rural Kentucky. At a young age, he was introduced to the world of comics by his brother, Stewart. Early favorites included Justice League, The Avengers, Legion of Super-Heroes and the Defenders. Will has worked on several writing projects, including a screenplay for “Vampire Mistress” with Rodney Wess at RW Films LLC. Over the years, Will’s enjoyment of comics has increased. He was so inspired by the Legion of Substitute Podcasters that he begin a podcast with life-long friend Troy Price.
As a kid, Troy Price passed the time on the long bus ride home from school reading comics, frequently ones borrowed from Will.  Back then, Will was the source of all comic book knowledge… much like now.   Over the years, Troy never forgot the amazing world of his comic book heroes.  When Troy moved back ‘home’ (not his mother’s basement), he and Will picked up where they left off talking about comics. Now they don’t talk about comics on the school bus – they talk about comics on this show.

Completely Comics is a light-hearted and humorous introduction to the comic book world.  Discover the origin of some of your favorite characters, both classic and newly created.  Listen to writers and illustrators talk about their work.  Find out what’s happening in comic book news — from comic book movies to trends in comic publishing. Tune in to learn the best new comics each week.

Join Troy and Will as they illuminate, exaggerate, and celebrate the world of comics. Catch the ‘Wiki Of The Week’ and the ‘Muy Buenos’.

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2) Comic Book News  

  • The Return of He-Man.  DC Comics will be bringing the Masters of the Universe back to the Comic book pages.  It will be written by James Robinson (Starman, The Shade) and drawn by Philip Tan.  Skeletor has won, and is in power sitting in Castle Greyskull.  He-Man and the other masters have no memory of their battles with Skeletor and his lackeys.

3) Resource Review:  
How is a comic book made? In a detailed blog post (link below), Kevin and Ludovic share how they go through the creation process of their awesome Tart webcomic.
http://tartwebcomic.blogspot.com/2012/03/insight-into-how-our-comic-comes.html

4) Muy Bueno

Saga #2
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples
Published by Image

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Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Memories

LexCon 2012

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention  has come and gone, but it still lives in the memories of everyone who visited.  The convention was held on Saturday, March 24th at the Lexington Convention Center (home to the historic Rupp Arena and the University of Kentucky Wildcats).  The con featured comic book creators, publishers, vendors, celebrities and the DeLorean from “Back To The Future”.

The busiest folks at the Con had to be the Power Rangers.  Five members of the Power Rangers cast were in attendance.  Jason David Frank, who played Tommy on several seasons, had a constant line of people wanting autographs and photos.  So much so, that I never got a chance to speak with him.  The others had lines as well, but were a bit more accessible.  Paul Schrier (Bulk) and Jason Narvy (Skull) are incredibly funny in real life.  Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger) and Nakia Burrise (Yellow Ranger) were incredibly cool and fun to talk with.  We actually helped them find the show floor on Friday night, and I admit, I geeked out a little bit.

The Power Rangers held an hour long Q&A for fans of the show.  The audience ranged from the very young, to the gray-haired young at heart.  The actors answered every question from the fans given to them, some light-hearted, some serious.  One fan had come from a hard childhood, and commented how The Power Rangers had taught him how to be a good person with their morals on the show.

I attended another panel which featured Mike Grell, legendary artist and writer, and Mark Ryan, writer and voice actor.  The two had an interesting conversation about literary archetypes in fiction.  They also had a Q & A session, answer questions about their joint collaboration called “The Pilgrim.”

I had the opportunity to hang out with reality TV icon Jonny Fairplay (Survivor, TNA Wrestling) and Mikayla Wingle (Survivor, Lingerie Football League).  Jonny is a jokester.  Mikayla is amazingly beautiful and as sweet as she can be. While we were joking around I had a chance to take a picture that they shared on their websites!

I had a great time and have lots of good memories about the entire Convention. As well as national celebrities,   I ran into old friends like Daniel Frazier (The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler), Eric Banister (Derby City Comic Con) and Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl).  All three of these people have appeared on Completely Comics.  Daniel is an artist and a writer and works on his creator owned, all ages comic, The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler.  Eric Banister is a convention organizer himself, and put together Derby City Comic Con, an annual convention held in Louisville, Kentucky.  Natasha Collier is the Kentucky Geek Girl.  She’s a friend to our show, and hosts a fantastic blog, focusing on all things geeky from a girl’s perspective.

I even ran into other podcasters.  Comics Related was there (Irun into them at every convention I go to).  They’ve been around for awhile, and have always been friendly.  We ran into the guys from Comic Book Jerk.  Hilariously funny, I highly recommend watching their reviews of comic book related movies and shows (just not with your children).  I met the folks from Beaucoup Pop.  We had just discovered these folks, with the help of Natasha Collier (Kentucky Geek Girl) and have loved listening to their show.

The best memory for me, however, was watching Mike Grell sketch a drawing of Shadow Lass of the Legion of Super-Heroes.  The funniest moment..?  Getting locked out of the Con with Jonny Fairplay.. and beating on the doors to get in.

Convention organizer, Jarrod Greer, has a success on his hands. Over 4000 attended the convention, which was unexpected for the Lexington area.  There was at first a question if there was a strong enough interest in a convention such as this in Lexington Kentucky.  The turnout was great enough that next year, the con will be expanded to a two day event, held on March 16th and 17th.

We will be posting our show ‘Completely the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention’  featuring highlights and interviews!  Stay tuned to Completely Comics!

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Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

Welcome to Completely Comics Episode 43: Completely The Business Side Of Comics!

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On this episode we dedicate the entire show to the legal battles taking place in the comic world.

The Week in review

Troy’s News: He’s sick and under the influence of Dayquil.

Will’s News: Will’s laptop is shot. Will loves Comic Book Men. It’s like Pawn Stars for Geeks! Learn more about Comic Book Men by clicking here. Will loves The Walking Dead. Learn more about The Walking Dead by clicking here.

A voicemail from long-time friend of the show, Daniel Frazier (co-creator of The Adventures of Nightclaw and Prowler) sets up this very special episode regarding current comic  legal battles.

The legal battles we discuss are:

Tony Moore’s and Robert Kirkman’s legal battle

Neil Gaiman’s and Todd McFarland’s legal battle

Jerry Seigel’s Family’s legal battle

Jack Kirby’s Family legal battle

Gray Friedrich’s legal battles with Marvel

Listen to hear summaries of the court cases, our opinions, and the implications for of the legal battles on all comic fans!

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Episode 29 Completely Daniel Frazier and Wonder Woman, with no pants!

Welcome back to Completely Comics! Troy, Will and guest host Daniel Frasier discuss news from the San Diego Comic Con, Talk in detail about Daniel’s Creation ‘Nightclaw and Prowler’ as well as the details of the business of making a viable comic out of an idea you have while doodling.

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Shownotes

1) Welcome to the show.

2) Update from the guys

Will’s news:  Boo on G4

Troy’s news: An interesting thing happened while shopping on eBay

Daniel’s news: Completely finished Issue 5 of Nightclaw and Prowler

3) Comic Book News

News from the San Diego Comic Con

  • DC
  • One of the main goals for the new DC 52, is to add more diversity to the line.  It was confirmed that The Atom in the Justice League book will be Ryan Choi (chweh).  Ryan was murdered in the current DCU, but I suppose Flashpoint will change alot of things.
  • Flashpoint #5 will feature a double page spread to show the journey from Flashpoint to DC’s New 52.
  • Some stuff about the new 52
  • Action Comics will tell the early story of Superman.  Not the boy from Smallville, but his early days in Metropolis.  he doesn’t have the same power set, he’s younger and brasher.
  • It’s been confirmed that the Lois Lane/Clark Kent marriage is dissolved, as previous believed.  In Superman #1, Lois Lane’s new boyfriend is Daily Planet co-worker Jonathan Carroll.
  • Wonder Woman’s book isn’t going to retell her origin.. but will start right into the action.
  • Wonder Woman has lost her pants.
  • Barbara Gordon is returning to Batgirl, because she is the most recognizable Batgirl.
  • There are no plans for Wally West in the new Flash series.  It will focus on Barry Allen.
  • Vixen and Lady Godiva will be in Justice League International.
  • Demon Knights shows the fall of Camelot and explores the DC Universe in medieval times.
  • Booster Gold may or may not be aware of the old timeline.
  • DC will still be holding the line at 2.99.
  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents will return with Nick Spencer remaining as writer in November.
  • Grant Morrison’s book, Multiversity will come out next summer.  Grant’s last Batman story will be Batman Leviathan which will also come out next year.
  • IDW Publishing and DC Comics Team-up for the Star Trek/Legion of Super-heroes cross over.  It will be a six issue miniseries, written by Chris Roberson and drawn by Jeffrey and Phillip Moy.  Covers will be provided by Phil Jimenez with variant covers from past Legion artists Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, and Mike Grell.
  • Vertigo
  • Due to the breakout success of Fables, an all-new ongoing series is being launched called Fairest… spotlighting the female characters from Fables.  The first story will be a three-issue arc focusing on Sleeping Beauty by Bill Willingham and artist Phil Jiminez.  The series will include a Rapunzel storyline by novelist Laren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, as well as a third Cinderella story by Chris Roberson and Shawn McManus.
  • Marvel
  • The question of who will be the new Ultimate Spider-Man will be answered in Ultimate Fallout #4.
  • The Twelve mini-series will be concluded.  Number 9 will drop in february 2012.  How long has this been delayed?  Does anyone care anymore?
  • Post Fear Itself, many titles will be branded with the ‘battle scars’ logo.. plus ‘shattered heroes’ one shots focusing on Thor, Captain America and Iron Man.  Matt Fraction will be co-writing a bi-weekly 12-issue limited series titled “The Fearless” with Chris Yost and Cullen Bunn, which picks up directly after the event.  Fraction will also be writing another post-‘Fear itself’ title, a new Defenders series drawn by Terry Dodson.
  • October will see the end of X-men Schism as well as the final issue for Uncanny X-Men.  X-men Regenesis #1 will be released that month, as well as Wolverine and the x-men #1.
  • Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness come together in December to release Cable Reborn.  Bringing the currently dead Cable back to the Marvel Universe.  Cable has been dead since the X-men ‘second coming’ event a year ago.
  • AKA Jessica Jones and The Hulk are both in development for ABC.
  • A Cloak and Dagger series and a Mockingbird series are in development for ABC Family.
  • Marvel Animation has Ultimate Spider-Man being developed for Disney XD.  A slide show from the panel showed a sketch of Spider-man and Spider-Ham together.  Drake Bell will be the voice of Spider-man.  Stan Lee will have a recurring role as a janitor at Peter’s school.
  • Hulk and the Agents of SMASH is in development at Disney XD.  It will feature Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar, A-Bomb and She-Hulk.
  • Oni Press
  • Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s “The Sixth Gun” is coming to the Syfy network as a six episode mini-series.  The miniseries is a test to see if it could be a regular series.
  • Image
  • Brian K Vaughn (from Ex Machina, Y:the last man, and runaways) hasn’t been in the comics field for over a year, but will return in 2012’s image book, Saga.  Co-created by Fiona Staples, Saga will be an ongoing drama for adults focusing on a family struggling for survival in the midst of war.

4) Interview with Daniel Frazier about his work.

Here are links mentioned during the interview:

http://www.nightclawandprowler.weebly.com

http://www.oldworldcomics.weebly.com

http://www.comicheronews.com (Daniel’s Thought Balloons column)

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